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Killingworth-Madison-Haddam Fall Foliage Ride


Total Distance:  30.7 miles                       Elevation Gain: 1725 feet  


Degree of Difficulty Index:  1725 ft / 30.7 mi = 56.19 ft/mi       Terrain:  Hilly


Killer Hills: Nonebut there are several hilly sections


Geographical Region:  South Central Connecticut


City/Town:  Haddam


Starting Location:  Rt. 9 Exit 8 CPL (Beaver Meadow Road) in Haddam


Ride Description:  This ride is over mostly back country roads with beautiful views of ponds, small lakes, horse farms and rural living.  Early in the ride you will pass along the Cockaponset State Forest.  The terrain is mostly rolling with a few hilly sections along the way.  A good spot for a lunch/snack break is at Roberts Food Market plaza in No. Madison near the rotary circle where routes 79 and 80 intersect (a little past the mid-point of the ride).  This is a beautiful ride from start to finish and if ridden in the fall, the foliage is spectacular.


Facilities and Points of Interest:      



            Facilities - Points of Interest


Possible views of Killingworth Reservoir to the left


Though not on the route sheet, Irene Sheldon Park is 0.1 mile to the right (west) on Rt. 80 with portable toilets


Possible lunch/snack stop @ Roberts Food Market plaza; food & beverages can be replenished


Summer Hill (wholesale) Nursery up road to right


Killingworth High School and Middle School to the right



Note: since this ride is through mostly rural countryside, there aren't many spots en route where food and beverages can be purchased.  Come prepared.




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